October 29, 2021, 62, Seven Springs –
Angie Jones Melton, 62, completed life’s work and began an eternity of peace on Friday, October 29, 2021. Angie was born in Lubbock, Texas to the late Lt. Col. James Thomas Jones and Jean Barwick Jones on February 2, 1959.
Growing up in a military family, Angie and her family traveled extensively throughout their childhood. Although living in multiple locations and traveling to various destinations, there was never a better place to travel than southern Lenoir County, the place they called “home”.
Learning early in life from watching her mama, Angie became an excellent Southern cook. She enjoyed any time spent in the kitchen, regardless of the occasion. She was the ultimate hostess and knew how to pull out all the stops when it came to entertaining. When invited to dine at Angie’s table, there was no need to ask what was on the menu. No matter the menu, the service would be grand and the meal impeccable.
Dedicated to her work, Angie was as loyal as they come. Working as the finance officer for the Lenoir County ABC Board, she hardly ever missed a day of work. Even on occasions when she wasn’t feeling great, she was still dependable and would show up to work right on schedule.
Holidays were always big events around Angie’s home. Christmas involved extensive decorating with nearly everything ever sold from QVC, and there was always a deep desire for each present to be a surprise. No matter how hard Angie tried, her hiding places were no match for the keen minds of her children. It wasn’t until she began hiding presents at work that she could finally get the surprise for which she’d often hoped.
Selfless and loving, Angie always put others before herself. She and her husband of 25 years, Jimmy, spent many wonderful days together, just enjoying each other’s company. While a trip to the beach was something they’d enjoy, Angie’s time away was centered around a good book in her hand and a lounge chair in which she’d relax. They had all the happiness and contentment they ever wanted in their life together at home.
She loved her children deeply, and their happiness was constantly a top priority. Perhaps Angie’s greatest title was that of “Grandma”. In her eyes, grandchildren could do no wrong. If they wanted something, you could rest assured that she would move heaven and earth to make sure they got it. A favorite treat for her grands was visiting with Grandma and Grandaddy and enjoying a breakfast bar, which is known to most as a Hershey’s chocolate bar. To see a smile on their face was the ultimate reward for Angie—a reward she often received in their presence.
A service to honor and remember Angie’s life will be held by the graveside at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens, Pink Hill, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ryan Vernon officiating.
Angie is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jimmy Melton; son, Adam Jones; daughter, Erin Williams and husband, Tyler; grandchildren, Emma and Jackson; step-children, Bobby Melton, David Melton, and Michael Melton; siblings, Michele Chadwick and husband, Leslie and Gena Noah and husband, Tommy; sisters-in-law, Paulette Carlyle and Carol Doran and husband, Curtis; niece, Blake Burkett and husband Jay, and their children, Jaelyn and Jacob; and nephew, Luke Waller and fiancé, Amanda.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to her home church, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, c/o Donna Jones, 815 Chase Drive, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.